Do It Again Lord Part 2

My, Devotion to Him #230 

As Joshua and his group banded together once more. The started to walk around these very strong and tall walls. This was in fact the seventh time that they had done this. The kept walking until they began their seventh lap on this seventh day. I began to think how nervous he must have felt, and I don’t know maybe even perhaps the confusion. He had spent seven days following instructions that involved walking around a city wall leading an entire nation of people. And if that wasn’t enough, the final instructions for obtaining victory was for his people to blow trumpets and give a loud shout. There had been no sign that it was weakening. There was no visible cracks, holes, or anything to help validate that what he was doing was actually working. 

I mean couldn’t they have just walked right up to these walls and make them fall down? I mean he was following instructions from the God that basically ruined Egypt. So many crazy things happened during Moses time and Joshua saw these things. 

Why did they have to walk around a city wall for seven days and make seven laps on that seventh day? Could there have not been an easier way? To top this all off, how was shouting suppose to cause a structurally sound wall, very tall, and very strong wall to just collapse out of no where? A lot of this was not making sense. And maybe to Joshua even more because he had witnessed so much from God that had required much less. 

But when we actually look at this from a faith standpoint we know that this actually is not that unusual. In fact, I rarely think that the instructions of faith make sense.

Faith will tell you to have patience when everything else is telling you to panic and freak out about every single little thing. Faith will tell you to hold on when everything else is telling you to not be a fool and let go. Faith will tell you to push forward when everything else is telling you to pull back.

You may not be facing a monstrous and daunting wall like Joshua was, but you are facing something and that something might be just as nightmarish as these walls were. Even if the way forward doesn’t make sense because it probably doesn’t, the good news is that it doesn’t have to. Having faith isn’t about making sense; it’s about making your heart open and available to the voice of God and listening to His instruction even when our mind and everyone around us is telling us different. 

Verse Passage: Joshua 6:15-20 “On the seventh day, they got up at daybreak and marched around the city seven times in the same manner, except that on that day they circled the city seven times. The seventh time around, when the priests sounded the trumpet blast, Joshua commanded the army, “Shout! For the Lord has given you the city! The city and all that is in it are to be devoted to the Lord. Only Rahab the prostitute and all who are with her in her house shall be spared, because she hid the spies we sent. But keep away from the devoted things, so that you will not bring about your own destruction by taking any of them. Otherwise you will make the camp of Israel liable to destruction and bring trouble on it. All the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and iron are sacred to the Lord and must go into his treasury.” When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so everyone charged straight in, and they took the city.” – NIV

On that seventh day after the seventh lap the trumpets blew and the people shouted with a loud and mighty shout. And those walls that seemed to be strong, the walls that seemed too tall for any army came down.

Whatever wall you are facing that might seem indestructible, unmovable, impenetrable can and will come down! God is your answer no matter how daunting the situation or circumstance is that you are facing it too shall come crumbling down. You shall walk through it and over it with victory. The God who tore down Jerichos mighty walls shall tear down and lay waste to any wall that you come up against. He has done it before and He will surely do it again!

God bless.

Copyright © 2020 by Jacob Olinger

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